• NEXT EDITION
  • 27-31 OCT 2021
  • Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and the name ‘Porto’ itself influenced the name of the country ‘Portugal’. Located in the north of Portugal by the outlet of the Duoro river, Porto was classified as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1996 and chosen as the cultural capital of Europe in 2001.

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and the name ‘Porto’ itself influenced the name of the country ‘Portugal’. Located in the north of Portugal by the outlet of the Duoro river, Porto was classified as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1996 and chosen as the cultural capital of Europe in 2001.

The unique blend of local culture, stunning scenery and quality services make Porto an ideal host for WOMEX 2021, and offer a memorable visit for all delegates. Piranha Arts for the first time joined forces with AMG Music, WOMEX's local partner in Portugal.

Getting There and Around 

Venues of WOMEX 21

Casa da Música is one of the main concert halls in the city of Porto. Built in 2005, it immediately became an icon of the city for its internationally acclaimed architecture.

  • Hosts - WOMEX Opening
  • By Subway: Casa da Música Station – lines A, B, C, E, F
  • By Bus: 403, 504, 902.

Located in the historic city centre of Porto, by the Douro River, World Heritage Site by Unesco, Alfândega do Porto has unique spaces and offers exceptional conditions.

  • Hosts - Daytime Venue/Daycase Stage
  • By Subway: São Bento Station – lines A, C, D.
  • By Bus: 403, 500, 703.

Teatro Rivoli is one of the city's municipal theatres and currently hosts national and international programming, as well as some of the city's major events, with a particular focus on dance, theatre, music, among others.

  • Hosts - Theatre Stage/Award Ceremony
  • By Subway: Aliados Station – lines D.
  • By Bus: 201, 202, 208, 300, 302, 304, 400, 501, 600, 1M, 3M, 4M, 5M, 7M, 8M, 10M, 12M, 13M.

The Porto Coliseum is a symbol of the city. Not only for its unique building, but because over 75 years it has welcomed the biggest national names. See more.

  • Hosts - Coliseu Stage
  • By Subway: Aliados Station – line D.
  • By Bus: 302, 200, 207, 7M, 8M, 11M
  • Hosts - Praça Stage
  • By Subway: Aliados Station – lines D.
  • By Bus: 201, 202, 208, 300, 302, 304, 400, 501, 600, 1M, 3M, 4M, 5M, 7M, 8M, 10M, 12M, 13M.

Officially inaugurated in 1798, Teatro Nacional de São João was the first building in Porto to be specifically conceived for the presentation of stage shows. It now operates as a theater and a concert venue.

  • Hosts - Lusofónica Stage
  • By Subway: São Bento Station – line D.
  • By Bus: 207, 303, 400, 904, 905

Located in the historic center of Porto, the Teatro Sá da Bandeira is the oldest theatre in the city. It was classified in 2020 as a monument of public interest as it serves as one of the most important landmarks of the city's cultural heritage.

  • Hosts - OffWOMEX Stage
  • By Subway: São Bento Station – lines A, C, D.
  • By Bus: 403, 500, 703.

Installed since September 2010 in the Ferreira Borges Market, Hard Club translates a new, integral, unique concept that consists of creating a space for reception, dissemination, design and sharing of artistic, and cultural practices.

  • Hosts - Club Summit
  • By Subway: São Bento Station – line D.
  • By Bus: 213, 30, 501, 60, 600, 601, 602, 701

Old cinema founded in 1971 in Porto. It was renovated in 2004 and adapted for a concert hall, bar and disco. See more

  • Hosts - Film Screenings
  • By Subway: Aliados Station – line D.
  • By Bus: 706, 708, 712, 726, 753, 760.